It works!! Thanks, guys. This is exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have the color palette I was wanting and have the map looking exactly the way it should. Major kudos to ALFRED for the extended explanation. The edits were simple, easy, and quick since I only needed 7 colors. I entered the new palette name in the third line, and it appeared on the list once I restarted. Thanks again!!!
I did change the third line Title and in the new file a new title. I restarted map and have rebooted to catch an update on other software and still no new items in the list. Any other setting I may have to change?
One looks like this
;Autodesk Raster Design Palette File
>> ... still no new items in the list
Into which directory have you saved that file?
What release of AutoCAD Map 3D (or Civil 3D) are you running?
And there is no other file with "Pastels" in the third line?
Does your file end with an empty line (so you can move the cursor one line below the last value)?
- alfred -
Into which directory have you saved that file? C:\program files\autodesk\autocad 2015\map\support\en-us
the *.pf files also are in this directory C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Raster Design 2015\UserDataCache\Support Adding Pastels there made no difference either.
Map Options shows C:\program files\autodesk\autocad 2015\map\support\en-us is listed under Working Support File Search Path
What release of AutoCAD Map 3D (or Civil 3D) are you running? Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Standard 2015 Product Version J.51.0.0, SP1
And there is no other file with "Pastels" in the third line? No
Does your file end with an empty line (so you can move the cursor one line below the last value)? I added the empty line.
I also noticed each color code in the original AD *.pf files has an empty space at the end of each line so added those as well.
I still am not seeing the additions in the palette dropdown list.
wow, great feedback, but now I'm in the situation to not have ideas what to check ... except of that ones:
Are you running English Map 3D or do you have another folder for another language pack (instead of/parallel to "en-us")?
To make sure you are working in the correct directory you can try to move all *.pdf files to a folder not found by Map 3D (leave one or two files to have at least one file existing when Map 3D starts filling the list). Then start Map 3D and see if the list is reduced to that one or two items.
I see two chances (for now):
- alfred -
I do have the english version and no other language
have you tried the cross check "moving most PF-files away" to see if there are then less themes in the list?
And I have (with 2015) that directory found, that holds PF files too (and might be necessary to copy a modified PF file to:
whereas the oranve part will be "enu" in case of english operating system.
I have also attached a file that worked for me, so just to make sure it has nothing to do with the files internals
HTH, - alfred -
that is the one. I moved the file to that directory and it is now in the list.
I greatly appreciate your help!
Maybe in come century ahead AD will add a "make a custom palette" tool that will put the *.pf where it belongs.
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